Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! What a wonderful Christmas we have been having at our house. I was reflecting on how this has been a hard year economically for our family, as it has been for most families, but how this has been a wonderful Christmas. We have enjoyed family time together with extended family. We spent last weekend in Gatlinburg with extended family. We were hoping for snow so badly, as we get very little in our area! Well, on the way there, the snow started coming down! And I mean it really started coming down!! It was beautiful. As we got closer to our cabin though, the roads were not so wonderful. We had some trouble getting up the hill to our secluded spot in the woods, but we finally made it. My older brother, who was supposed to meet us later that night had to end up staying in Pigeon Forge for the night. He was able to get to the cabin on Saturday. It was so much fun! The cousins played in the snow on Saturday and had a blast. The cabin had a theater room, which was awesome, so we watched movies and played Disney Scene-It. There was also a game room with a pool table and an arcade game that was loads of fun. It was a great way to start our Christmas vacation!

The cousins.
The Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg.

This is Ober Gatlinburg. We wanted to check out the snow tubing and the ski slopes. It was opening weekend for skiing and it was packed with people!

My crew!

The boys decided to try ice skating. I think they really enjoyed it. It was hard work at first! There were plenty of skaters on hand and the atmosphere was great!!

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! I will be taking a break from blogging for the next week to spend time with my family and enjoy the holidays. I will be making some changes to my blog in the next week, so be sure to check back!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!